Alingsås has around 38,000 inhabitants. With an attractive location and a growing number of inhabitants, the town is constantly changing. Yet it still retains its traditional atmosphere. Throughout the years, the town has retained its character with cobbled streets and old wooden buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries. Alingsås is known as the “Café Town”, due to its large number of cafés and bakeries. In recent years, Alingsås has increasingly also become known as the “Light Town”. Every October, around 70,000 persons visit Lights in Alingsås, northern Europe’s largest event for experimental lighting of public places.



Alingsås has a great range of housing and housing companies. The largest company is Alingsåshem, and there are also private housing companies. Individuals can choose to live in a larger house close to nature, or a smaller flat in the centre of town – or the other way round. There are options to suit everyone! In Alingsås, you are close to everything that is important to make everyday life function – work, schools, nursery schools, natural surroundings and good communications. 

The first that will happen to your as a new arrival in Alingsås is that your refugee secretary will receive you and show you to your new flat. Sometimes we are able to assign “permanent housing”, which is unfurnished. Or you may be assigned “temporary housing”, which you will have to move away from eventually. The temporary housing is always furnished. 

If you arrive in Alingsås on your own initiative, we do not have any opportunity as a municipality to offer you any housing. Everything else applies, however, such as schools, childcare and so on. You can find more information about various housing companies in Alingsås on the municipality’s website. You can also search Blocket bostad for vacant housing.

Language groups in the locality

People here speak Spanish, Swahili, Lingala, Arabic, Persian, Russian, Dari, Oromo, Tigrinya, French, English, German, Albanian and Serbian.

Associations and organisations

There are around 350 associations in Alingsås, active within all sorts of activities, such as sports, music, pensioner affairs, open-air life, culture, aid and support, opinion and so on. An association is a group that has rules and a board. The activities are based on voluntary commitment. 

A large range of associations is important from a public health perspective, both for the municipality and for individual persons. It is good for both body and soul. The activities offered by associations are intended for all age groups, sexes and nationality, etc. There is everything from swimming for babies to cookery courses to choose from.

What is available in the immediate area

In Alingsås and the outlying parts of the municipality, you are close to libraries, shops, sports clubs, public authorities and so on.


There are around 30 nursery schools in Alingsås run by the municipality. This municipal childcare is offered to children aged between 1 and 5 years. There are also 10 independent nursery schools for the same age group in the municipality.

There is also what we call “general nursery school” and “open nursery school”. The general nursery school is operated by the municipality and offers 15 hours of care for children aged 3–5 years. The open nursery school is a child-friendly meeting point for parents with children aged 0–6 years. Read more about nursery schools on the municipality’s website.

Comprehensive and upper secondary schools

Alingså has an upper secondary school, Alströmersgymnasiet, which offers 12 programmes, functional premises, qualified teachers and access to canteen, sports hall, assembly hall and other meeting rooms. The school offers programmes that prepare for further studies and occupational programmes. Alströmergymnasiet has also entered into a contract with the Swedish Football and Handball Association to arrange a nationally approved sports programme, NIU. Read more about the school on the municipality’s website.

Education opportunities

The municipality offers various types of adult education and Swedish for Immigrants, SfI. As a new arrival in Alingsås, you will also take part in social orientation, SO, which is a course with information about Sweden and Swedish society. The course is held in your first language in Göteborg in collaboration with the Göteborg region. 

Health and medical care

Alingsås has several medical centres and dental clinics. It also has Alingsås hospital. Read more on the municipality’s website.

Interpreter assistance

All who are not confident in Swedish are entitled to an interpreter in all contacts with public authorities. In Alingsås, the integration department manages the interpreter service. You can choose between a contact interpreter or a telephone interpreter.

Public transport

Alingsås has fine bicycle paths. There are also bus and train connections to Göteborg and to other nearby areas.

Work and entrepreneurship

Alingsås municipality is the largest employer in the municipality. Within our administrations, in particular schools and elderly care, we often need locums for shorter or longer periods. There are also a number of manufacturing industries and many small sub-contracting firms. Vacant jobs in the area can be found in the introduction to the presentation under the tab Vacant jobs. The municipality’s website has information for those who are interested in starting a company.

Vacant jobs

Here you can see jobs that are vacant right now in the municipality and the surrounding area.

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Service map

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There may be more jobs avaible

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Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

38 619

Size by area

472 km2

Distance to larger towns

Göteborg 42 km

Municipality’s website​

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